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National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

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The National Railroad Museum is a railroad museum located in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, in suburban Green Bay.The museum is one of the oldest institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and interpreting the nation's railroad history. It was founded in 1956 by community volunteers in Green Bay. Throughout its history, patron contributions have continued to create one of the largest railroad preservation institutions in the United States.The National Railroad Museum has a large collection of rolling stock and spanning more than a century of railroading and a number of historic locomotives, including an Aerotrain, Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4017 (One of the world's largest steam locomotive types), and British Railways Class A4 No. 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower (ex-London & North Eastern Railway No. 4496 Golden Shuttle) and train used by the Supreme Allied Commander and his staff in the United Kingdom and continental Europe during World War II.In addition to the rolling stock, there is a museum building housing a wide variety of railroad artifacts, an archive, and photography gallery. There is also a standard gauge track around the perimeter of the grounds. There is also an 80ft high wooden observation tower with views of the river and Green Bay. The museum hosts an annual Day Out with Thomas event, where Thomas the Tank Engine pulls young friends past the exhibited rolling stock.
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  • My dad was a huge fan of trains! I never understood until I saw them here! They are magnificent beasts!  more »
  • We came up to see my daughter and her boyfriend in college and needed something to do between lunch and hotel check in. Found this gem on groupon. Was afraid it was going to be too "little kidsy", but...  more »
  • We're not train buffs but enjoy history attractions. I had purchased discount tickets for seniors for a special viewing of the museum. Unfortunately, it was a cold, rainy day but we wanted to see what...  more »
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  • The Big Boy is amazing. This museum is a remarkable collection of old railroad equipment. Very enjoyable.
  • Day out with Thomas 2016 was such fun, great food venders, fair prices and so much to see and do for the kids. Shuttle service was a little confusing but we managed
  • So much fun doesnt matter what your age is. They put on different events depending on the time of year
  • Really impressive collection. Loved the Big Boy. You can really get up close to see the cars and engines. Highly recommended.
  • The exhibits are done well, good variety. Truly a worthwhile visit if you enjoy seeing how technology has debrloped, and if you ever wondered what inside a locomotive looks like.